NEW HAVEN -- Notices were handed out to 1,100 New Haven public school employees Friday.
It was to inform them their job has come to an end.
The New Haven Board of Education held a public meeting Monday night to explain the meaning behind the notices. Members went into executive session for close to two hours which led to some people leaving.
Superintendent Dr. Carol Birks wanted to clarify the notices were distributed to part-time employees. She said they should have known from the beginning their term of employment would eventually end, but Birks did admit there should have been better communication from the board of education's end.
"One person didn’t hear it then we missed communicating it with someone so we can sharpen up our communication streams throughout the district. However, when you’re given a part-time job, it’s a part-time job. We should have as a system previously when they were hired Day one back in August we should’ve informed people," said Dr. Carol Birks, superintendent of New Haven Public Schools.
"We have a lot of people that’s probably in places that should not be in place. They’re just here. They have already retired, they’re still collecting money. We’re talking about a deficit then we really have to look really closely where we’re spending our money at," said Nijija-Ife Waters, a parent whose son attends an elementary school in New Haven.